Ian Jason Norris was born in 1981, an eager learner who was ready to take on the world of art with his boundless talents. Ian grew up watching TMNT, Batman, Transformers and He-Man - and it's that which influenced his flat vector style. His formative years were spent behind a desk, as he learned how to doodle his favourite superheroes and Autobots. His talents were later expanded, after he earned his diploma for graphic design at the Cape Technikon, in South Africa.
It was at college where Ian delved into the world of independent comic books such as Maus, Watchmen, Sandman, Harvey Pekar, various Vertigo comics characters. This is what his portfolio is a representation of: a timeline of Ian's creative talent as he progressed from scribbling on the back of comic books, to his professional level artwork - which is comprised of various pieces of art which best embody his unique capacity for creative expression. In the past few years, Ian has worked on commissions for Transport for London, Ript Apparel, and Rimmel of London.
One of Ian's greatest gifts and passions is the creation of observational pieces which are somewhat based on his real-life adventures. Ian has created a series of comic-book about his life, which have been on sale in comic shops throughout the UK and in South Africa.
Currently, Ian works full-time as a graphic designer, while also creating gig posters and album cover artworks for up-and-coming Oxford-based bands.